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Drain the Oceans

Drain the Oceans

National Geographic 2018

Maritime mysteries -- old and new -- come to life in this series, combining scientific data and digital re-creations to reveal shipwrecks, treasures, and sunken cities on the bottom of lakes, seas and oceans around the world.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

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The 10 Best Episodes of Drain the Oceans

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#1 - Pacific War Megawrecks (Season 2 - Episode 8)

An expedition searches for the iconic wrecks of the Battle of the Pacific, including the ship that delivered the Hiroshima bomb, the USS Indianapolis.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 26 votes.

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Drain the Oceans - S2E3

#2 - Killer U-Boats (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Draining the oceans reveals the story of the U-Boats as they took on the Royal Navy, sinking 12 million tons of ships and nearly winning the war.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 27 votes.

Drain the Oceans - S2E2

#3 - Secrets of New York City (Season 2 - Episode 2)

In just 400 years New York has become a global powerhouse. By draining the ocean, revealing submerged shipwrecks and subterranean secrets, we explain how.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 35 votes.

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#4 - Hurricane Apocalypse (Season 4 - Episode 6)

Remnants of colonization attempts, a revolutionary refugee ship and submerged subway cars reveal hurricanes' impacts on America's past and its future.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 14 votes.

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Drain the Oceans - S4E5

#5 - Venice's Lost Empire (Season 4 - Episode 5)

A 14th-century galley entombed in mud, a 16th-century hoard of luxury cargo, and a gruesome discovery reveal the rise and fall of the Venetian Empire.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 13 votes.

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#6 - Buried Secrets of the Gold Rush (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Winners took all in the race to get rich in the California and Klondike gold rushes; unearthing the ships involved reveals the risks taken to go west.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 37 votes.

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#7 - Malaysia Airlines 370 (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Where is Malaysian Airlines flight MH370? CGI reconstruction reveals the challenges of locating an aircraft that goes missing in the deep ocean.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 41 votes.

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Drain the Oceans - S2E7

#8 - Secrets of The Spanish Armada (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Spainโ€™s attempted conquest of England fails when its armada is defeated. Draining the ocean reveals how the English stole technology to build an empire.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 28 votes.

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#9 - The Viking Seas (Season 3 - Episode 2)

A formidable battleship reveals secrets, 450 years later.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 28 votes.

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#10 - The Atomic Ghost Fleet (Season 3 - Episode 1)

The dark secrets of U.S. nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 32 votes.

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Drain the Oceans - S4E8

#11 - Sea of Secrets (Season 4 - Episode 8)

The Black Sea is a place of myth and legend and ships have sailed on its waters for millennia. Three wrecks unlock secrets of this mysterious sea.Remnants of colonization attempts, a revolutionary refugee ship and submerged subway cars reveal hurricanes' impacts on America's past and its future.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 14 votes.

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Drain the Oceans - S1E4

#12 - Sunken Treasures (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Treasure hunting has captured our imaginations for centuries. Draining the oceans reveals the richest wrecks ever found.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 42 votes.

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#13 - Ultimate Battleships (Season 1 - Episode 9)

The hidden secrets of WWI's powerful weapons are revealed by draining the North Sea.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 39 votes.

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Drain the Oceans - S2E1

#14 - Secrets of D-Day (Season 2 - Episode 1)

In the greatest amphibious invasion fleet ever assembled, 7,000 vessels and 250,000 men take the Nazis by surprise. By draining the ocean, we explain exactly how they did it.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 32 votes.

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Drain the Oceans - S1E7

#15 - Egypt's Lost Wonders (Season 1 - Episode 7)

The Nile was central to ancient Egypt. Draining its water reveals a lost wonder and the origins of the Egyptiansโ€™ obsession with the afterlife.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 38 votes.

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Last updated: jan 08, 2023

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